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Our Partner Organizations

Florida Medical Association

Website:  https://www.flmedical.org/florida/

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) has more than 16,000 physician members and is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. The FMA exists to help physicians practice medicine. In carrying out our mission, we adhere to the following values:

ADVOCACY: Speaking for physicians and their patients

QUALITY: Promoting the highest standards of medical care

PROFESSIONALISM: Delivering care with integrity and compassion

FREEDOM: Maintaining choice in a free-market system that respects the patient/physician relationship

EDUCATION: Promoting life-long learning and the education of future physicians

HEALTHY FLORIDIANS: Promoting comprehensive patient care and public health.

The FMA has had a robust interest in environmental health since 2002 when it established the Environment and Health Section. These functions were transferred in 2012 to the Council on Healthy Floridians now under the leadership of Dr Beny Rub. The FMA House of Delegates has adopted a dozen environmental health policies on topics that include air and water quality, urban planning, climate change, environmental education and the physician’s responsibility for the environment. My Green Doctor was launched in 2001 as part of the FMA’s fulfillment of FMA policies on these topics.

For further information concerning the Florida Medical Association or about becoming a member, see our website (www.flmedical.org) or contact Dr Todd L Sack, Editor, My Green Doctor (tsack@bgclinic.com).

World Medical Association

Website

The World Medical Association (WMA) is an international organization representing physicians. It was founded on 17 September 1947, when physicians from 27 different countries met at the First General Assembly of the WMA in Paris. The organization was created to ensure the independence of physicians, and to work for the highest possible standards of ethical behavior and care by physicians. This was particularly important to physicians after the Second World War, and therefore the WMA has always been an independent confederation of free professional associations. Funding is provided by the annual contributions of its members, which has now grown to include 106 national medical associations representing more than 5 millions physicians.

The purpose of the WMA is to serve humanity by endeavoring to achieve the highest international standards in medical education, medical science, medical art and medical ethics, and health care for all people of the world. The WMA provides a forum for its member associations by holding General Assembly, Council meetings, and seminars on various healthcare topics, where physicians can communicate freely, cooperate actively, and achieve consensus on high standards of medical ethics and professional competence. A key goal is to promote the professional freedom of physicians worldwide. For more than 60 years, though our public meetings, policies, and guidelines, WMA has been a world leader in medical ethics, professionalism, research standards, human rights and environmental protection.

The membership of the Association is comprised of physicians representing national, non-governmental, associations of physicians. Individual physicians can join the WMA as Associate Members, with voting rights at the Annual Associate Members Meeting and the right to participate in the General Assembly is given to representatives of the Associate Members.

The World Medical Association is proud to participate in My Green Doctor by serving on the My Green Doctor Editorial Board and by offering My Green Doctor as a benefit for our members. For more information, see our website (www.wma.net) or contact Clarisse Delorme (clarisse.delorme@wma.net).

Florida Academy of Family Physicians

Website: http://www.fafp.org/

The Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) is composed of more than 5,400 family medicine physicians, resident physicians, and medical students from across the state. The FAFP works to advance the specialty of family medicine by promoting excellence and improvement in the healthcare of all Floridians. Our priority is to help our members become the best family physicians they can be through effective communication, legislation/regulation, education, advocacy, research and motivation.  The FAFP is the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents more than 124,900 members nationwide. Through its association with the AAFP, the Florida Academy strives to achieve the following goals:

ADVOCACY:  Be the leading advocate for family physicians and the specialty of family medicine in Florida to promote healthcare excellence for patients.

EDUCATION:  Be the premier resource for CME, knowledge exchange and professional development through the FAFP Foundation.

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT AND CAREER ENHANCEMENT:  Enhance and support members’ abilities to fulfill practice and career goals and pursue work-life balance.  My Green Doctor is one of our member benefits that lowers office costs significantly while creating a healthier community.  The benefit includes a free Green Doctor Office certificate for the offices of members who achieve this program’s environmental sustainability standards.

MEMBER ENGAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP: Emphasize and enhance the value of a united profession through membership.

The FAFP also acts as the active voice for family medicine, advocating key issues among patients, the medical community, legislators and regulators, third-party payers, and the general public. The FAFP continually works to communicate, recognize and celebrate the issues of family medicine, while helping all Floridians to understand that having a family physician is vital to their health. Additionally, we strive to promote interest in family medicine as a career by working with Florida’s medical schools to provide quality residency and medical training programs in family medicine. Today’s initiatives of the FAFP will ensure the future of family medicine in Florida.

For more information about the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, visit www.fafp.org.

Physicians for Social Responsibility (Washington, DC)

Website:  http://www.psr.org

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Co-Recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, has since 1961 mobilized health professionals on the issues posing the gravest dangers to human health and survival:  nuclear weapons, climate change and environmental toxins.   PSR’s network of fourteen chapters in the United States informs the public and advocates at the local, federal, and international levels.  PSR helped create the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) which was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.  PSR is pleased to be a My Green Doctor partner organization.

PSR’s website offers many educational resources and tools for public speaking and advocacy.

To learn about activities in your region, see the link to PSR’s chapters:   http://www.psr.org/chapters/

To support Physicians for Social Responsibility:   https://secure.psr.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1898&ea.campaign.id=31330&ea.tracking.id=wrapper

To ask PSR an environmental question:  Barbara Gottlieb, Environment & Health Program Director: email  bgottlieb@psr.org ; 202-587-5225 (USA)

To ask PSR a questions on nuclear weapons and war:  Martin Fleck, Nuclear Weapons and Security Program Director:  mfleck@psr.org 202-587-5242

The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA)

Founded in 1951, The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), is one of the world’s largest student-run organization. We represent 1.3 million medical students worldwide and engaged every day with medical students from 136 national member organizations in 119 countries.
Our work is divided into four main global health topics: public health; sexual and reproductive health; medical education; and human rights & peace. Each year, we organize over 13,000 clinical and research exchanges for our students to be able to explore innovations in medicine, healthcare systems and healthcare delivery in other settings.
We train our members to give them the skills and resources needed to become leaders. We conduct regional and international meetings of medical students to exchange, discuss and initiate projects; our delegates participate also in some of the world’s most important conferences.
The IFMSA advocates for the pressing issues that matter to us, to shape the type of world in which we hope to live.

Please visit our website for more information: https://ifmsa.org/

For student clerkship and exchange opportunities: http://ifmsa.org/frequently-asked-questions/

For general inquiries:
If you are unsure who to contact or simply want to find out more about the work of IFMSA, please email us at gs@ifmsa.org.
International Mailbox:
IFMSA International Secretariat, J0-208
Postbus 22700
1100 DE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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